This Sunday: York Regional Police International Day, Hosted By Patricia and Moses Mawa

In Writing (all kinds) on April 8, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Over the past thirteen years, York Regional Police in partnership with the diverse community in York Region, has commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The event marks the Sharpeville Massacre, in which 69 people lost their lives during a confrontation with South African Police in Sharpeville, South Africa, on March 21, 1960, after peacefully protesting against Apartheid laws.
In years past, partnerships with various communities in these events have provided York Regional Police, numerous opportunities to stand together, and collectively speak out against racism, discrimination and hatred in all its forms. These events have also highlighted on stage performances, ethno-cultural community booths, various displays, music and food reflective of the microcosm of the world as seen in York Region in Ontario, Canada.
Under the distinguished patronage of Chief Eric Joliffe and Police Services Board Chair Frank Scarpitti who is also the Mayor of Markham, the event now draws between 800 – 1000 people of different backgrounds. Patricia and Moses Mawa of Diversity Magazine, Planet Africa Group, the new Afroglobal Television channel and Diversity Magazine and Silvertrust Media, will be the Masters of Ceremonies for the event. Everyone is welcome.
Date: April 10, 2016
Time: 11am to 3pm
Venue: Markham Event Centre
Address: 95 Duffield Drive, Markham, Ontario.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
The mission of York Regional Police is to ensure that citizens feel safe and secure through excellence in policing. With the motto Deeds Speak, their vision is to make a difference in all of our diverse communities.


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